Substantial Rise in Hospitalizations Caused By Synthetic Marijuana

April 26, 2015 12:53 PM

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A warning has been issued by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) after the number of people visiting the emergency rooms and calls to poison control centers in the past few weeks substantially increased. The authorities believe it is caused by more lethal versions of the popular drug ‘spice’.

According to the health officials, Spice (K2) is a synthetic drug made from a mixture of plant materials and mind-altering chemicals. It is often called ‘synthetic marijuana’ because its effects are similar to those of marijuana, only more potent.

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